Sandra and Paul go to a steak restaurant and have a conversation with their waiter to give their order. This text in basic English describes a typical conversation with a waiter at a restaurant (useful for ordering at a restaurant). Comprehension questions follow the text.
Going to a restaurant
Sandra and Paul are at a steak restaurant. A waiter greets them.
"Do you know what you would like to drink?" the waiter asks.
“Water and orange juice,” Sandra says.
"Thank you. Here are your menus," the waiter says.
The waiter brings water for Paul and orange juice for Sandra.
"What would you like to order?" the waiter asks.
"I would like a 12-ounce steak and mashed potatoes," Paul says.
"The same thing, but with green beans," Sandra says.
"And two orders of garlic bread," Paul says.
"Great. You should have it in soon," the waiter says.
The waiter returns after an hour.
“Sorry for your wait. Here are two orders of 12-ounce steaks with mashed potatoes and garlic bread,” the waiter says.
"I asked for green beans with mine," Sandra says.
"I'm sorry, I’ll get those for you," the waiter says.
The waiter quickly returns with Sandra's green beans.
Did you understand the text?
Please answer the following questions of understanding:
What kind of restaurant did Paul and Sandra go to?
a a pizza restaurant
b a steak restaurant
c an Italian restaurant
d a fast food restaurant
What did Paul and Sandra order to drink?
a soda for Paul and beer for Sandra
b beer for Paul and water for Sandra
c water for Paul and orange juice for Sandra
d beer for Paul and orange juice for Sandra
What kind of steaks did Paul and Sandra order?
a two twelve-ounce steaks
b two eighteen-ounce steaks
c two twenty-ounce steaks
d two eight-ounce steaks
What was wrong with Sandra's order?
a she got green beans when she wanted a salad
b she got coleslaw when she wanted green beans
c she got green beans when she wanted corn
d she got mashed potatoes when she wanted green beans